Bioluminescent Algae Jacket, solo project

The bioluminescent algae have living requirements I had to be aware of. The algae lives in a saltwater environment, they need sunlight for photosynthesis, a clean environment and every now and then fresh air to stay alive. The TPU material is transparent allowing sunlight to reach the algae, it is relatively easy to clean and by melting the material it is possible to create a structure to distribute the water.

For the human user this artefact is a garment, a transparent jacket with a similar fit to a raincoat. The movement of the human when wearing the jacket triggers the bioluminescent algae to glow. Due to its transparent quality, the human is able to see the bioluminescent algae and be aware of their presence. This human algae interaction enables an opportunity for a relation between both.